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1940 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 90-64 .584
Rank: 1st in American League
Run Differential: 888-716 + 172
Manager(s): Del Baker
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,112,693 1/16
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Reds)
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Merv Shea
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9064.584--
8965.5781.0
8866.5712.0
8272.5328.0
8272.5328.0
6787.43523.0
6490.41626.0
54100.35136.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
27Earl AverillOF386411810334122000514013.280.309.381690.102.144.3042.8059.045124
7Dick BartellSS3213952876123243753122765351111.233.329.330659.097.259.2480.7075.4174615
19Al BentonP2942170000000008040.000.000.0000.000.000.000----021
10Tommy BridgesP332968512200400323041.176.211.206417.029.074.2677.67--1475
20Bruce CampbellOF301032975684155844274528248.283.377.448825.165.300.2910.6237.1133346
3Frank CroucherSS2537573600020045000.105.164.105269.000.070.1151.25--661
9Pete FoxOF319335049101174548772130034.289.329.403732.114.174.3051.4370.0141374
2Charlie Gehringer2B371395151081613331081100101173109.313.425.447872.134.350.3090.1751.5230626
22Floyd GiebellP30260000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
26,34Johnny GorsicaP252962612021700315011.194.231.306537.113.161.2395.0062.01966
5Hank GreenbergOF29148573129195508411506393751315.340.432.6701102.330.497.3370.8114.0384669
6Pinky Higgins3B311314807013024313764261313714.271.353.415768.144.275.2680.5136.9199548
18Fred HutchinsonP2017301810020000000.267.267.300567.033.033.267----930
26Red Kress3B-SS333399132231111001012017.222.294.303597.081.182.2441.2099.030110
21Barney McCoskyOF2314358912320039194571396741138.340.407.491898.151.272.3600.61147.3289659
28Archie McKainP292773100000024010.143.333.143476.000.286.3332.00--110
33Scat Metha2B-3B2626376901030128010.243.282.297579.054.081.3104.00--1140
33Dutch Meyer2B2423581215300620410120.259.306.310616.052.155.3132.50--1864
17Pat MullinOF22440000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
25Lynn NelsonP3519234800130006000.348.348.478826.130.130.438--23.01123
16Hal NewhouserP1928403800020034040.200.256.200456.000.075.2221.33--847
12Bobo NewsomP32361079235001600117044.215.222.262484.047.056.25617.00--28112
17Cotton PippenP29480000000002002.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
14Schoolboy RoweP3027677186111811513012.269.319.433752.164.239.3212.6067.02973
24Tom SeatsP2926120100000002000.083.083.083166.000.000.100----112
-Frank Secory27110000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
29Clay SmithP251470000000004000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
23Tuck StainbackOF2815404920010019122.225.244.275519.050.075.2909.00--1143
8Billy SullivanC29782203668144341203111232.309.394.450844.141.291.3160.3573.399254
1Birdie TebbettsC2711137946112244446453514129.296.355.412767.116.206.2990.4094.8156416
15Dizzy TroutP2533314400040029001.129.182.129311.000.065.1824.50--433
4Rudy York1B26155588105186466331343289884412.316.406.583989.267.420.3280.9917.8343681
Batting Totals17765418888154931265134829663966455424077115.286.364.442806.156.283.2990.8340.423936159
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
19Al Benton296104.4442000351779934439536502001.6310.590.574.105.701.39
15Dizzy Trout25374.46331010621001256050454643001.7711.140.364.815.701.19
11Bud Thomas29019.0030002048541300002.7518.002.256.750.000.00
29Clay Smith25115.14141005028321816313142001.6110.290.964.184.501.08
24Tom Seats29224.662620010155674329421252001.5710.770.643.384.021.19
14Schoolboy Rowe301633.4627231114016917068651543612001.269.050.802.293.251.42
17Cotton Pippen29126.864300002129161631091001.8612.431.294.293.860.90
12Bobo Newsom322152.8336342031026423511083191001642201.278.010.653.415.591.64
16Hal Newhouser19994.872820703013314981721276891101.6910.080.815.146.021.17
25Lynn Nelson351110.93620040142319175970002.2914.793.215.794.500.78
28Archie McKain29502.822700017351481816225241001.438.470.354.414.240.96
18Fred Hutchinson20375.681710106076855248626320101.4610.070.713.083.791.23
26,34Johnny Gorsica25774.332920522016017085771057682101.429.560.563.213.831.19
22Floyd Giebell30201.0022210018142224111001.007.001.002.005.502.75
22Dick Conger19103.0020000032110310001.676.000.009.003.000.33
10Tommy Bridges331293.36292812210197171897411881335001.317.770.504.006.051.51
-Bob Uhl2600-1000000450020100------
Pitching Totals90643.9932615559996231375142571660910257075225501.459.330.673.734.921.32
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Birdie TebbettsC107572891710.9750.00
Billy SullivanC572922984.9760.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rudy York1B155139010715101.9900.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie Gehringer2B1382763741972.9720.00
Dutch Meyer2B21284436.9600.00
Scat Metha2B1091513.9600.00
Frank Croucher2B742011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pinky Higgins3B1291332392916.9280.00
Red Kress3B17204151.9240.00
Scat Metha3B611210.9290.00
Billy Sullivan3B641421.9000.00
Frank Croucher3B12120.6000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BartellSS1392953943474.9530.00
Frank CroucherSS26172732.9360.00
Red KressSS12253335.9510.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank GreenbergOF14829814151.9540.00
Barney McCoskyOF141349762.9830.00
Pete FoxOF85169660.9670.00
Bruce CampbellOF74133660.9590.00
Earl AverillOF2223210.9620.00
Tuck StainbackOF926410.9680.00
Pat MullinOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BentonP427951131.8421.82
Bobo NewsomP3626433233.9211.19
Dizzy TroutP3310052521.9372.69
Tommy BridgesP2919743020.9441.55
Johnny GorsicaP29160155342.9443.83
Hal NewhouserP2813353110.9732.43
Archie McKainP2751216001.0003.18
Schoolboy RoweP271691028021.0002.02
Tom SeatsP2655411001.0002.45
Fred HutchinsonP177621621.9002.13
Clay SmithP1428110001.0003.52
Lynn NelsonP61403001.0001.93
Cotton PippenP42124001.0002.56
Bud ThomasP3404001.0009.00
Dick CongerP230000.0000.00
Floyd GiebellP21822001.0002.00
Bob UhlP100000.0000.00


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